Patients Sleep apnea
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 5/18/19 1:05 AM
A common device used to help manage sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. With many different machines on the market... there is a variety in choices.
Which CPAP machine do you use? What are the pros and cons of your CPAP machine?
Beginning of the discussion - 5/24/19Which CPAP machine do you use? Pros / Cons? https://www.carenity.us/forum/sleep-apnea/symptoms-and-complications-of-osteoarthritis/which-cpap-machine-do-you-use-pros-cons-992
Posted on 5/24/19 4:08 AM
I use the dreamstation by Philips. I greatly enjoy it compared to my old one, which I had for years and got rid of last year. I enjoy the Dreamstation CPAP because it is easy to use and offers more features: SmartRamp which automatically works to adjust pressure (makes me sleep easier), LCD screen that shows trends of progress, and BlueTooth Capability, which I have not really used yet.
Posted on 6/6/19 1:38 AM
Hey @Hidden username how do you like the dreamstation? What was the old one you used to have?
I was looking into that one the other day. I am using the now discontinued model from Philips, the RemStar Plus. What I enjoy about this one is that it is very small and compact, so when I do travel it is not very difficult to pack it. The Dreamstation is larger, but it seems to have more modern look, user friendly, and modern technology.
Posted on 7/7/19 5:47 AM
Mine is called a SystemOne. I hate using a CPAP but I can't lie down and breath without it. It's got me very dependent on it. Sometimes just sitting I feel like I need it on. I think my pressure is on 15 which I always thought was high but I've of other people with a higher pressure. I'm on nasal pillows right now but have used the small mask over the nose. I'm not crazy about either one but...
Posted on 7/11/19 3:13 AM
@Hidden username yes. I hate the "CPAP"... Mine is atleast small, but the intrusiveness is the same with all machines. I am a mouth breather so the face mask always worked most for me, but the doing anything in bed with it is a pain, like reading, working on the laptop, watching IPAD, etc.